Hi Guys, I'm having a new sprag clutch installed on my 2013 800 Brutale. Has anybody had any issues with the updated sprags after installation. I know some people have have 3 of the earlier ones replaced:brutale:
Haha yeah, it's pretty maddening. I'm at 16000 miles (so ~26000 km). The dealer has actually been super responsive and pleasant to work with, but between the sprags, the radiator imploding, the quickshifter ceasing to quickshift, the taillight deciding to not work anymore . . . it has been a not entirely ideal experience.Man that's gotta drive you nuts, I'm at just over 11,000km and not a single issue with the sprag on my Dragster. I think I'd be tearing my hair out by 5 my local dealer is slow at everything, 5 sprags would take over half the time I've owned the bike for them to even think about sorting.
Hope this one lasts longer for you.
My second engine spit out the sprag after about 1000 miles. That was when I get the redesigned one. It looks identical, just slightly different tolerances from what the tech tells me.Although its not ideal to keep bunging new sprags in its cheaper than bunging a new engine block in.
Makes you wonder how long they'll keep doing it for free. Speaking as someone who's still on the original.
To a certain point I agree. They'll have changed the sprag a total of 4 times (so 5 sprags) and I was told once that the sprag is close to 1000 usd to change. So theres 4k on something that they cant fix that'll happen again. I imagine the break even point would be somewhere around 6 replacements?Although its not ideal to keep bunging new sprags in its cheaper than bunging a new engine block in.
I'm sure the bill to ship a new engine to me in Texas via DHL flight was pretty steep. That and 4 sprags, the gas tank, and 3 tail lights. Oh yeah, fork service twice. I think the profit from my bike is long gone.I'm keeping a running tally of how much money MV has put into my bike via warranty repairs.
Hi Terry, how is the sprag going? I hope no news is good news, I was going to take my 13 B3 to Moto Technica when I get back home in April are they the go in NSW ? I live in the Snowy Mtns ?Got the updated sprag fitted last week. Got it done by Moto Technica in Sydney under waranty. Great service even though I didn't buy the bike from them. They will be doing all my servicing in future. Will keep everybody informed how long it lasts
As your '13 model bike is not under warranty, you might try Canberra Motorcycle Centre, who used to be an MV dealer. I always found them to be very good indeed, although I have no experience with their MV service. I can also highly recommend both Moto Technica and MV Parramatta.Hi Terry, how is the sprag going? I hope no news is good news, I was going to take my 13 B3 to Moto Technica when I get back home in April are they the go in NSW ? I live in the Snowy Mtns ?